ModGrasp
A Wave Simulator and Active Heave Compensation Framework
JOpenShowVar, a communication interface to Kuka robots
2014, October, 10 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Sunset at the lighthouse, Ålesund, Norway

Sometimes the sunset become so colourful that it looks unreal. Enjoy this photo!

2014, October, 8 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Motor calibration for modular robot

I just made a simple tutorial that can be used for motor calibration when assembling modular robots.

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2014, October, 7 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Watch the Total Lunar Eclipse Turning the Moon Red. Today!

You can watch a live broadcast here! Today, October, 8, at 11.30 AM in Norway, the moon will pass behind the center of Earth’s shadow and turn a rusty red color. Most people probably won’t be able to see this total lunar eclipse, because it will occur mainly over the Pacific Ocean. But don’t worry. You can watch a live broadcast here!

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2014, October, 6 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Rainbow over Ålesund, Norway

Rainbow over Ålesund, Norway. Enjoy the colourful photos I took.

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2014, October, 4 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

NORWAY. An amazing full HD 4K video time-lapse adventure

Please watch in HD with good speakers for the optimal experience.

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2014, October, 3 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

High Speed Rail (Bullet Train) from Tianjin to Beijing

Last summer I attended two conferences in China. The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA), in Hailar and the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), in Tianjin. On my way to Tianjin, I took this amazing super fast train. The train is able to reach speed peaks of about 400 km/h. And it makes almost no noise, at all! Enjoy the video :)

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2014, October, 1 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Best PhD poster at Ocean Talent Camp 2014

Ocean Talent Camp is an event that encompasses all offshore industries, and a wide variety of businesses from all around the region of Sunnmøre . Recruitment is the main focus. This event is organised every year by Aalesund University College. During this even all the researchers and PhD students are invited to present their ongoing work by means of a poster exhibition. Quite unexpectedly, one of my poster has been awarded with the price for "Best PhD poster". Here is the awarded poster.

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2014, September, 30 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Programming modular snake robots with Arduino, Aalesund University College

Here a small presentation that I have prepared for our students so that they can learn how to program modular snake robots.

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2014, September, 29 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Innovating teaching at Aalesund University College with Arduino and Open Source software

In 2011, when I started assisting Professor Houxiang Zhang in teaching the Mechatronics course at Aalesund University College (AAUC), I proposed a new idea which, at that time, I was not totally aware of its power. I proposed to introduce the use of Open Hardware and Open software platforms for teaching. Professor Zhang supported my idea. It was the beginning of a small revolution.

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2014, September, 27 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Storm and long exposure photography

Here some shots taken during the last storm in Ålesund by using long exposure photography.

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2014, September, 26 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

Storm hits Ålesund, impressive waves and clouds

Storm hits Ålesund, impressive waves and clouds. Here some photos!

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2014, September, 26 Filippo Sanfilippo 0

PmodACL accelerometer: sending data from Arduino to Processing with the I2C protocol

Some of my students had some troubles when using the PmodACL accelerometer sensor with the I2C protocol to communicate with Processing. Basically, from time to time the accelerometer sends some extra information concerning the state of the I2C channel. From the Processing side, we need to clean up and ignore these extra data before parsing the information. Also, from time to time, it seams that not all the values are transmitted by the accelerometer. Here a possible solution.

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